Exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation

CEASE Summit 2019

Wednesday 9th October
Westminster Central Hall
London
A full day event including refreshments. Lunch ticket available.

Why Attend?

The CEASE Summit 2019 is an event intended to unite diverse groups and individuals committed to ending sexual exploitation in all of its forms, including pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual violence and abuse. We’ll expose the links between these different forms and explore how to tackle drivers such as objectification, hyper-sexualisation and the commercial sex industry.

Unified by a common aim, the Summit is a forum for mutual support and encouragement, a time for sharing news, developments and ideas, and for nurturing collaboration. Join us as we hear from a leading voices in this important area, including politicians, academics, journalists, activists and charity workers.

  • Discover more about the interconnectedness of different forms of sexual exploitation
  • Gain unique and diverse perspectives on how to address the drivers and underlying causes of abuse
  • Get updates on the latest news, initiatives and developments

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Speakers include

Sarah Champion

Sarah Champion

MP for Rotherham and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (2016–2017)

Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel

Journalist, author and political activist

Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse

Survivor, whistle-blower and activist

Sam Carr

Sam Carr

Senior Lecturer, Bath University

Mary Sharp

Mary Sharp

CEO of the Reward Foundation

Fiona Broadfoot

Fiona Broadfoot

Survivor and activist

Kathleen Richardson

Kathleen Richardson

Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI, DeMontford University

Rosemarie Cameron

Rosemarie Cameron

Frontline Service Worker and Activist

Pat Branigan

Pat Branigan

Development & Impact Manager at the NSPCC

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara

Senior Lecturer in Law, Solicitor, Coventry University

Tom Farr

Tom Farr

Human rights researcher, journalist, law student

 Agenda from the 2018 Summit

Making the Connections: the Dark Shadow of the Commercial Sex Industry (Julie Bindel)

“Stripping the Illusion”: Behind the Legal challenge to Sheffield’s Strip Clubs (Dr. Sasha Rakoff and survivor, Liz)

Panel: A Tale of Two Cities: comparing the different models set up to manage prostitution in the cities of Leeds and Ipswich (Alan Caton, Fiona Broadfoot, Liz Harsant and Jalna Hanmer)

Panel Discussion: Helping Victims of Sexual Exploitation (Fiona Broadfoot, Karen Ingala Smith and representatives from the Sophie Hayes Foundation and Women at the Well)

The inadequacies of the Modern Slavery Act (Anna Fisher)

“Organised Sexual Exploitation in England and Wales”: exploring the findings of the APPG report (MPs including Sarah Champion)

The Murky Underworld of Human Trafficking (Amanda Jones and Julian Norman)

Pornography: its links to Sexual Entitlement, Violence and Exploitation (Tom Farr)

Strategies for Reducing Vulnerability to Grooming and Exploitation (Liz Hall and Nat Graham from the S.L.A.V.E. Project)

Challenging Commercial Sexual Exploitation from within your Own Context (Jacci Stoyle)

Organisations

Fiona Bruce, MP

“Prostitution and the commercial sex industry are intrinsically linked with modern slavery. As we have heard, the market for commercial sex operates as a pull for traffickers and organised crime groups.”

Report by UN Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Sigma Huda

“It is rare that one finds a case in which the path to prostitution … [does] not involve, at the very least, an abuse of power and or an abuse of vulnerability. Power and vulnerability in this context must be understood to include power disparities based on gender, race, ethnicity, and poverty.”

Catharine Mackinnon

“…when fear and despair produce acquiescence and acquiescence is taken to mean consent, consent is not a meaningful concept.”